The Bridges

Learn more about the ingenious Victorians methods of building bridges.

This map shows the rural nature of Hayling Island and the new housing developments on the east of the Island. It also shows the original route of the Hayling railway as authorised by the 1860 Act of Parliament, running on an embankment to the proposed docks near the Portsmouth - Hayling Ferry. The 1864 Act [...]

Chris recently came into possession of this painting. Can anyone please help identify the artist? Initials AWG. Clues: The painting depicts the old road bridge with no sign of the new bridge being built. Period pre 1954. The locomotive number is 32640, a regular on the branch. Period BR era - post 1948. My guess [...]

This undated plan to modify the toll bridge was probably proposed around the time of the railway viaduct modification, circa 1924, following the formation of Southern Railway. These changes were not implemented and some 30 years later the bridge was replaced. The swing section on the toll bridge was to be retained as shipping still [...]

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